Local History: Annals filled with fascinating people
The stories of colorful Tunicans who populate our history continue to fascinate visitors. Three who contributed significantly to local lore are Harold Clanton, Mrs. Rosa Fort, and Calvin Norwood.
Harold “Hardface” Clanton. and his juke joint were staples of blues entertainment in Tunica County for over forty years.
Clanton, who earned his nickname “Hardface” from the stone cold face he wore while playing poker, had an entrepreneurial spirit. While serving in the Army during World War II, he saved all of his income and opened a juke joint on his return home. His business savvy quickly made him one of the county’s most successful men.
Veteran's Day Salute
Tunica County Sheriff’s deputies present the colors at the Town of Tunica’s annual Veterans Day program Monday.
Book Review: Pritchard’s Sailing to Alluvium plumbs depths of Delta myth
When NewSouth Books released John Pritchard’s first novel in 2005, my friend of long standing (his dad and mine were business partners and friends) asked the publisher of his hometown newspaper (me) to review it. And I, being younger and more intrepid, leapt in and added my poor effort to what became near universal acclaim.
By the time the follow-up to Junior Ray came out in 2008, I was thoroughly intimidated but again responded with my take on The Yazoo Blues, with its combination of local history and the further antics of its protagonist.
County gets funds for Feuer site prep
New investments aimed at Delta small business owners, entrepreneurs, families, and communities are designed to grow the region’s economy and create jobs, the Delta Regional Authority and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant announced last week.
Six new investments coming directly to Mississippi leverage $1,090,422 in federal resources into more than $105 million in total public and private investment and the creation and retention of 488 jobs for the Delta region The awards are provided through the DRA States’ Economic Development Assistance Program.
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